Sugar fight - Manufacturers, farmers at loggerheads over tax on refined sweetener imports

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandohie, has vowed that his organisation will resist any attempt to centralise the importation of refined sugar, through the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), which a...more..

Intellectual property war for Fridays At The Devon

The latest kerfuffle in Kingston’s nightlife is a brewing intellectual property war. Fridays At The Devon is a weekly event held at Reggae Mill Bar, which quickly settled into the entertainment calendar as a staple offering for those looking for a...more..

Cornwall College principal assaulted - Mother demands answers on son’s 10-day suspension

WESTERN BUREAU: The principal of Cornwall College was allegedly forced to ditch his jacket yesterday as an irate woman tried to force him to provide an explanation for the suspension of her son. The dispute escalated when the mother got into a...more..

Monymusk divestment idle

An enterprise team that was set up to evaluate and fast-track divestment options for the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon has been accused of falling asleep on the job has failed to meet since it was established in early 2018 despite the urgency...more..

Attorneys spar over immunity in Keith Clarke case

An attorney for the three soldiers facing murder charges for the 2010 killing of businessman Keith Clarke has argued that even without a certificate of immunity, his clients would still be shielded from criminal prosecution once they could...more..

Tesha Miller ordered killing of JUTC chairman, witness says

A self-proclaimed former gangster yesterday testified that Tesha Miller ordered the hit on then Jamaica Urban Transit Company Chairman Douglas Chambers 11 years ago and that he was standing across from the bus depot in Spanish Town when the murder...more..

University dreams turn nightmare - Fifteen SOS Children’s Village wards may never get degree

WESTERN BUREAU: The dreams of university education for 15 youngsters affiliated with the SOS Children’s Villages in Jamaica may soon vanish if the welfare group’s international funding dries up, its interim national director has said. Ray Gregory...more..

Beheading trial to resume today

The trial of two men charged with murder arising from the beheading of two St Catherine women is set to resume today after prosecutors revealed that there would be no need to go ahead with a hearing, called a voir dire, to determine whether the...more..

Cops get ‘thumbs up’ after gunmen slain in Chinese Cemetery

Shortly after three gunmen turned their weapons on a man yesterday morning in the lower Waltham Park Road area in St Andrew, a police patrol team engaged them in a running gun battle through the Chinese Cemetery, killing at least one of the thugs....more..

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HWT cabbies fined The men charged in relation to the mowing down of two pedestrians on Eastwood Park Road in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on October 23 were fined a total of $110,000 in the Traffic Court on Tuesday. Chad Ingram pleaded guilty to...more..